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Sunday, 14 January 2018

Planning, erratically.

2018 make nine, that,s all very well but Which Nine?

I am trying, some would say very trying, and I have pulled some fabrics and patterns from the stash. I have even cut 2 projects out.
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First up is an old favourite, my tried and trusted Hollyburn skirt. I have made many versions of this and hacked it into a dress pattern 3 times (and will be doing so again).



The cord was deep stash and bought for cushions that never got made, I just had enough to get the main pattern pieces. The waistband is half the given pattern width and the pockets are some Christmas fabric. I just love the bright colours and the print is small enough that it doesn't scream Christmas, I may add a band of it to the hem or sew a strip onto the skirt about 3" above the hem. 

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This is a new pattern, part of my "half price haul" from Hobbycraft.
The fabric is also deep stash and I will be lining this dress as it is quite lightweight. 
Like the Hollyburn this is cut out, I just need to decide on the lining.

Any suggestions will be gratefully received, I usually use a cotton lawn but read somewhere that polycotton is good.

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I have had this fabric for over a year, it is a cotton jersey and I went completely crazy and ordered metres of it. (I got click happy)
I can not remember where the pattern came from, possibly a freebee from a sewing mag. I quite like a wrap dress and this will be my first jersey sewing adventure (cue my word of the year Explore).

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This pattern was also a half price bargain and will be made up in this cotton, if I like it I hope to get one out of the lilac print above.

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The last of my half price patterns along with the deepest stash fabric that I have. I can not remember where and when this was purchased, which is shameful as it is lovely. This will probably be lined or I might make a full length slip to wear with it.

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I love this vibrant print and it will become a top, probably the Grainline Hemlock Tee. I still have to print this pattern off and then try to stick it all together. I am not a lover of PDF patterns but am willing to make an exception for this.

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The same applies to this print, I bought oodles of it and have used it as accents in various makes. It is high time that it stood alone as another Hemlock tee.

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This is another deep stash fabric, I am reasonably certain that I bought it from The Fabric Guild in the first year that I moved to Wales. I am not sure what it will become as it is in 2 pieces, a little blip in my ordering process.

I now need to decide on the yarny list. I have almost finished my Christmas Eve cast on cardigan and once the last button has been sewn on (first I need to buy them) I will compile that list. There are 2 patterns that I need to print off and then it will be a stash diving exercise to marry yarn with pattern. I will be buying one more sweater quantity of yarn but that is for Francesca (one lot has landed) and I will share them at the same time.

I am now in serious need of tea and I have 2 cakes to make before lunch.

               TTFN                                                Pam


P.S. Just popped back to say that it is taking an age for replies to comments to get published. It was so bad at one time that I gave up altogether. It has gone down from 5 minutes each to about 1 minute. Is anyone else having this issue or am I just lucky? 


23 comments:

  1. I have been having problems with posting comments, they takes ages to go through, was complaining to hubby there was something wrong with my computer, maybe it's Blogger.

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    1. Blogger does seem to have a mind of it,s own, and is not always able to find it.

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  2. I think view B for number 6 will be GORGEOUS! I too am in my sewing room having just stroked the stash I’ve dug out a few ‘sew a little secret’ projects to do. The HG gifted me the subscription for Christmas and I adore them so! From owl and sewing cat. Probably a bit expensive and could get tings so cheaper but it’s a lot that comes with everything you need to just open and go! Two bags may be born today if I stop procrasinating on blog land. But . Did someone say tea? A brew would be lovely!

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    1. I will make my mind up as to which view to make once I have measured some more fabric pieces. I really want to sew most of the stash this year and am happy to make multiple versions of this pattern.

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  3. Some stunning projects there Pam. I love the fabrics.....especially photo 6.
    Problems here with posting comments too...probably about a minute or so.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. I like my clothes to work hard so most of these makes can, and will, be worn all year round. My last batch of cotton dresses are now being worn over jumpers and thick tights.

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  4. Hmm did I dream I posted a reply about which frock you should use for number 6?

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    1. It was no dream, it reely reely happened.

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  5. Yes Pam-the comments are a problem on various blogs. I have the shopping fabric which is supposed to be for a quilt for my friend-sometime! You are going to be busy and I’m especially looking forward to seeing the wrap dress. Catriona

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    1. I am hoping to gather my courage in both hands and make that number 3 on the list to be made. I may get it cut out and then see if I can get the Hemlock Tee made up to give me a try with the fabric.

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  6. I love that skirt pattern.
    J x

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    1. The pattern was worn out so I traced it onto sew in interfacing. I have made it so many times, it is so comfy to wear and the pockets are wonderful.

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  7. Love all the patterns and fabric. Choices, choices.....mmmmm!

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    1. I know, part of the problem is that there is so much fabric. I can,t see the wood for the trees.

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  8. what a lot of fun sewing adventures you will have! I love wearing a homemade wardrobe.

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    1. I think that around 75% of the clothes that I wear regularly are me made. I aim to have that 100% by the end of the year, apart from undies that is, it just seems so much faff. But then again maybe one day I will just dive into that rabbit hole.

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    2. I look at a blog Thrifty Mum in Boise. She makes her girls briefs. I keep meaning to have a go myself inspired by her tutorial. Worth checking out as she mkes it look very doable. Best wishes, Rose

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    3. Thank you for the heads up, I will go and have a look.

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  9. I am struggling with comments too. I love the fabrics and am so looking forward to seeing the end results.

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    1. As I am replying today each one is taking longer, but I will finish, I will. I am aching to get sewing but must get through the chores first.

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  10. I am having the same problem with comments again. It was better for awhile and now it is back to causing grief.

    Your number 6 pattern is one I have made over and over. So simple to make. I think you will like it.

    God bless.

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    1. The simplicity was the main reason that I bought it. I want to sew through the majority of my stash and am happy to have more than one dress in a pattern.

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  11. Gosh, you have your work cut out with all those projects but I know you sew at warp factor 10 so you'll have them done in no time.

    My comments are taking ages to load too. Not quite five minutes but certainly up to a minute.

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